Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dies at 90

Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry (Courtesy photo)

Legendary guitarist and singer Chuck Berry, widely considered the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police said. He was 90.

According to a post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page, officers responding to a medical emergency at the residence about 12:40 p.m. local time found Barry unresponsive inside.

“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.,” the post said.

Berry, whose full name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., was known since the early 1950s for his rash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties.

One of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Berry wrote and recorded chart-toppers such as “Johnny B Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Maybellene.”

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